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‘American Idol’: Zoanette Flounders, Kree Harrison Soars As Top 10 Ladies Perform

Mar 6th, 2013 // Comment

Ryan Seacrest is coming to you live, from a rainbow!

When we last turned in, the Top 20 contestants were determined in sudden death auditions in Las Vegas. We were introduced to the Top 10 ladies and Top 10 gentlemen of season 12 of American Idol.

Tuesday’s show is live from Las Vegas, and voting has officially begun. By the end of this week, five men and women will go home and the remaining men and women will constitute the top ten Idol contestants.

The ladies are up for elimination tonight. The judges, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey will be giving feedback, but ultimately, the choice is in the hands of the voters. They all look great, except for Randy, who is trying very hard to be the guy in the quirky blazer. More »

‘American Idol’: Burnell Taylor & Cortez Shaw Make The Top 20

Mar 1st, 2013 // 1 Comment

We’re back in Vegas for the final showdown, and by the end of the night, America will be introduced to the Top 20 contestants for Season 12 of American Idol. On Wednesday night, the ladies reduced their numbers by five.That means the men are nowon the chopping block — and of the 10 remaining, only five will continue to the next round.

Vegas becomes both Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, who I think are working some of their best hair of the season. Must be that dry heat. More »

‘American Idol’: Zoanette Johnson Completes The Circle Of Life

Feb 28th, 2013 // 1 Comment

We’re back in Vegas for a second round of eliminations. After tonight, five American Idol contestants will be heading home and we’ll be introduced to the Top 10 ladies of Season 12. Overall, it’s a night of sad ballads, misfires and probably one of the most surprising superstar performances of the season.

The judges look well-rested, and I have to say the female judges, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, look especially radiant tonight. But more importantly, Zoanette Johnson is back! I have everything crossed in the hope that my favorite wacky contestant makes it through. More »

‘American Idol’: Curtis Finch Jr., Elijah Liu & Devin Velez Are Top 10 Men

Feb 22nd, 2013 // Comment

Wednesday night, the ladies were up for the first Las Vegas performances and we met the first five to consist of the top ten. Thursday, it was the men’s turn to to face a live studio audience for a sudden death performance in Vegas.

While the guys will be singing their hearts out in front of a life audience, the fate of the contestants still rests in the hands of the judges. Once the remaining top ten men and women are selected, then America will have a chance to get started with the crazy voting action. More »

‘American Idol’: Kree Harrison, Angela Miller And Amber Holcomb Are Top 10 Ladies

Feb 21st, 2013 // 3 Comments

American Idol is on the move once again! After bringing the hometown contestants to Hollywood to narrow it down to the Top 40, the whole gang took the show on the road to Vegas, baby.

We open with a sudden death round, with the first ten semi-finalist girls singing before a live audience for the first time this season. Five ladies will remain after tonight’s cuts are made. The way Ryan Seacrest describes it, the losing girls will immediately be pricked with a highly poisonous needle after being eliminated. It’s Idol in Vegas and I’m all in! More »

‘American Idol’: Angela Miller & Zoanette Johnson Emerge As Semi-Finalists

Feb 15th, 2013 // 1 Comment

Earlier this week, the ladies went through the group performances. Those left standing went to bed after a stressful day of competition only to wake up bright and early to prep themselves for their solo competitions.

By the end of the episode, only half of the female contestants will be left standing. Additionally, we’ll see which guys made the cut and be introduced to the top 40 contestants who will continue on to Vegas.

American Idol kicks off by reminding us that it’s been six whole years since a girl last won the competition. Are the ladies going to pull it off this year? I think that is a distinct possibility, given the pool of talent coming from this season’s crop of female singers. More »

‘American Idol’: Crazy Kez Ban, Angela Miller & Janelle Arthur Are Misfits In Hollywood

Feb 14th, 2013 // 1 Comment

Last week on American Idol, the men were up for the first Hollywood performances of the season. After the guys sustained a grueling first round of cuts in Tinseltown for both group and solo eliminations, it was the ladies’ turn to be put through the ringer by the judges.

There’s an abundance of estrogen in the air, but contrary to gender stereotypes, I have to say there really weren’t any more tears and cat fights than were seen among the men. Maybe just a handful more wigs. Now, it’s time to reacquaint ourselves with the female contestants of American Idol and see how they fare. Look out, Hollywood — this season’s ladies are jamming their suitcases full of clothes, shoes and feminine hygiene products. That’s how we ladies roll! More »

‘American Idol’: Lazaro Arbos & Charlie Askew Survive Hollywood, Papa Peachez & Micah Johnson Don’t

Feb 8th, 2013 // 3 Comments

For this second episode of the first week of Hollywood auditions, the men are once again facing the music. Those who managed to survive the group auditions are performing for the judges in a back-to-back competition that truly separates the men from the boys. And said men from their dreams.

Nicki Minaj has proven to be the driving force behind the judging panel, and I’m not just saying that because she dresses like a military captain every other episode. I agree with her take-charge attitude about auditions and look forward to her slashing and burning more male contestants. She’s the first judge to fill the “brutal honesty void” since Simon Cowell‘s departure. More »

‘American Idol’: Lazaro Arbos, Micah Johnson & Papa Peachez Survive Hollywood Day One

Feb 7th, 2013 // 1 Comment

Welcome to Hollywood, audience, contestants, judges and Ryan Seacrest! Everyone from the whistle-stop tour is cashing in their golden tickets. This is where things really get heartbreaking because people have packed their bags for a trip, knowing full well they may be going home the very next day. That which was cute in small-town America crumbles under the heat of the Hollywood spotlight. (I should know. Look at the sad, bitter raisin of a human it has made of me.) Ryan tells us this episode will feature all the male contestants. Next week, the ladies will be run through the same paces.

Mariah Carey has poured herself into a turquoise dress. Keith Urban makes a Hunger Games joke and I’m sad we never got to see it in theaters together. Nicki Minaj is working a relatively simple outfit, in a curve-hugging, bright yellow sweater dress. Randy Jackson is … present. More »

‘American Idol’: Kayden Stephenson Is Triumphant & Steven Tyler Looks Like A Lady

Feb 1st, 2013 // Comment
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Last night (January 31st) saw the final round of American Idol auditions, where the judges could view the contestants in their natural environment on this whistle-stop tour across the country.

Next week, we’ll get to see all those Hollywood hopefuls start to get their first big taste of rejection in Tinseltown. I can barely contain myself. Like a vampire feasting on young, virgin blood, I grow strong by witnessing lifelong dreams being shattered on national television before my very eyes.

This past episode was also American Idol‘s last chance to jam in the last of the really bad auditions, so get ready for the parade of weirdos. More »